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 cannabis (marijuana)

cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative varieties, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. These three taxa are Indigenous to Central Asia, and South Asia. Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp), for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some Cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of THC, the principal psychoactive constituent responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana. marijuana consists of the dried flowers of Cannabis plants selectively bred to produce high levels of THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids. Various extracts including hashish and hash oil are also produced from the plant.

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Marc Paris, from Drug Free Kids, told the Alberta Morning News that it's important for parents to educate themselves on cannabis use and its effects before broaching the subject at home. He said many parents are stressed about how to approach the topic ...
In the fervor to "legalize it,"marijuana advocates seem to have overlooked if they could actually supply it. It's an ironic situation for Canada, who celebrated the legislation that would fully legalize marijuana by 2018 earlier this year but now one ...

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Patients who suffered from epilepsy, chronic muscle spasms, cancer and terminal conditions were allowed under laws Scott signed in 2014 and 2016 to receive either low-THC cannabis or full strength medical marijuana. This law adds people with HIV and ...
"It's been a little chaotic," said Clint Cates, director of compliance for the operators of the Mynt cannabis Dispensary in Reno, which sells medical marijuana. The operators also transport medical pot products between about 25 pot facilities statewide.
The state of cannabis in Kansas is currently clear. For either medical or recreational purposes, it is illegal. But for how long Kansas holds to its strict policy is yet to be seen.

It also creates a licensing system for growing, processing, testing, transporting and selling marijuana similar to a process that's coming for the medical cannabis sector in Michigan. Residents would be able to purchase up to 2.5 ounces at a time ...
The marijuana industry has been growing like wildfire in recent years, which is a testament to the rapid changes we've witnessed in public opinion toward the ...
Colorado Springs - The Trump administration's tough talk on marijuana is creating an unusual alliance: pot smokers and the conservative Koch political network.
The legalization of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado had at least one unanticipated effect on the streets: a sharp decline in the number of traffic stops resulting in searches by state police, a new analysis shows.
But the same group is also leading the charge for pot legalization, testifying in support of the effort and calling for assurances that those with marijuana arrest and prosecution records are not barred from participating in a potential new cannabis ...
White puffs of smoke rose up into the sky from the Auto City Speedway in Vienna Township, Saturday, June 24, during the Midwest High Times cannabis Cup.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential ...
The research found "significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences." And data published in British Medical Journal in 2012 reported that cannabis consumers had a lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes and a lower risk of ...
Jones' proposal is it is legal only to try marijuana or a marijuana product at an establishment and then leave. Mlynarik's proposal is it is legal to eat cannabis products such as candy, cookies, brownies, etc., but a consumer cannot "inhale" or smoke ...
Veterinarians are starting to use products to dogs and other pets with a variety of pain and anxiety problems. Advertisement. Zola the gorilla is having the time of his life dancing in a kiddie pool.
About a dozen medical marijuana dispensaries could begin opening their doors as early as July under a new law enacted by Long Beach voters in the fall.

Medical marijuana, Inc. became the first publicly traded marijuana stock in the U.S. in 2009, which seems like ages ago considering the changes that have swept the marijuana industry in the past couple of years. It's also one of the largest marijuana ...
The state of cannabis in Kansas is currently clear. For either medical or recreational purposes, it is illegal. But for how long Kansas holds to its strict policy is yet to be seen.
June 24, 2017, 6:46 PM | Colorado led the nation as the first state to allow sales of marijuana for recreational use in 2014, but the drug's effect on roadway crashes has not been well-documented.
The marijuana activists sure came alive after Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill gave us the straight scoop about marijuana in his recent letter, a recommended reading for everyone. First and foremost, the average human's brain does not complete the ...
... the smoking ban pointed to concerns about issues such as the health effects of smoking marijuana on people's lungs.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The state Department of Health is boosting New York's medical marijuana program to meet growing demand.
The cannabis plant has been used for decades to manage pain and there are increasingly sophisticated marijuana products available across 29 U.S.
After a week of sharp divisions and heated rhetoric over the future of the state's recreational marijuana law, it's now up to a conference committee of six legislators to try and sort everything out.
With more states legalizing and decriminalizing its use, marijuana is becoming big business -- and a legitimate one at that.
Baxter, who lives in Indiana, according to his public defender, was charged with one felony count of manufacture/delivery of cannabis. Baxter said nothing during the hearing as his parents watched from the spectator's gallery. U.S Postal Service ...
It was smoke that filled the air as visitors to the fourth Midwest cannabis Cup sparked up and sampled different strains of medical marijuana at the dozens of vendor tents, organized by High Times magazine. The event began on Saturday and will run ...
HUMBOLDT - A public hearing to shape Humboldt County's new commercial marijuana ordinance was dominated by people who aren't involved in the industry ...
One morning in December 2015, two pharmaceutical executives drove an armored truck laden with 12.5 pounds of cannabis oil to a New York facility, according to police.
The Massachusetts Senate passed its marijuana bill on Thursday, a revised version that sticks closer to the original provisions laid out in the referendum voters supported last November.
Dan Rush served on the Medical cannabis Commission for many years, but now admits he was using his position as a union organizer to enrich himself.
Last week the National cannabis Industry Association held its annual conference at the Oakland Marriott City Center. The event was very well attended and highlighted by former Mexican President Vicente Fox's keynote address.
A spy said, "It was a beautiful night, bringing together SF socialites, silicon Valley, cannabis heavyweights and political notables .
The core of the issue is whether San Luis Obispo County will cap the number of licenses it issues to marijuana farms, which could limit the local supply.
Compiling sales numbers from both the Washington state Liquor and cannabis Board, and the Colorado Department of Revenue, Leafly was able to visualize just how much each state's legal cannabis industry has grown during the past few years. In the first ...
As Vermont contemplates recreational pot, chefs in states where it's legal are creating new dishes that can get you high. How one woman is taking edibles to a ...
Little did she know that a single sugary snack in Nevada would lead her to years of advocacy and the founding of the Columbus chapter of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of marijuana Laws. A former floral designer, June lives with a ...
Boston (WWLP) - Voters passed the recreational marijuana ballot question in November, but lawmakers have yet to fully implement the law.
Upper Nazareth Township police seized 40 marijuana plants, five pounds of packaged weed and several firearms in busting up a marijuana-grow operation ...
Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.
That could affect its lone medical marijuana dispensary, Deep Roots Harvest, which has expressed an interest in recreational sales.
Snoop Dogg marijuana in jars This Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, photograph, shows the logo on the front of jars of marijuana buds marketed by rapper Snopp Dogg in one of the LivWell marijuana chain's outlets south of downtown Denver. LivWell grows the Snoop ...
Using marijuana before age 16 increases the likelihood of developing health, educational and social problems, according to the guidelines.
Traffic searches by highway patrols in Colorado and Washington dropped by nearly half after the two states legalized marijuana in 2012.
Las Vegas (KSNV News3LV) - News 3 has obtained a copy of Nevada's Statement of Emergency and draft regulations to allow certain medical marijuana establishments to begin selling recreationally to adults 21 and older beginning on July 1.
Australia's first doctors' workshop on the medical uses of cannabis has heard about the complex situation around its legality.
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday calling for revisions to the state voter-approved recreational marijuana law, setting the stage for negotiations with the House, which just a day earlier backed a more far-reaching overhaul.
Colorado's cannabis industry has now helped give $420,000 in scholarships to 210 Pueblo County high school graduates. On June 20, the high school seniors each received $2,000 in cannabis tax-funded grants from the Pueblo County Scholarship Fund ...
Santa Ana followed through on some changes to its marijuana ordinance this week, doubling down on the radical notion that allowing reputable and legal businesses to operate like reputable and legal businesses encourages them to be reputable.